13 of the best horror movies streaming this October

Halloween is just around the corner and October gives horror fans extra incentive to go movie crazy.

Whether the plan is to stream an epic slasher movie yourself or invite friends over for a day of heart-pounding thrillers, Netflix has plenty of movies to keep any horror fan entertained.

From “It” to “The Conjuring 2,” here are 13 of the best horror movies to watch on Netflix this year.


The 2017 adaptation based on Stephen King’s novel of the same name tells the story of a group of outcasts who are forced to face their fears and a killer clown known as Pennywise, who preys on the town’s children every 27 years.

“The Conjuring 2”

The Warrens are once again called upon to help a family in need after a girl unknowingly releases a malevolent spirit into their home.

“Ouija: Origin of Evil”

When a woman impersonating a medium adds a Ouija board to her sets, her daughter unleashes a demon while trying to communicate with her late father.


A deaf writer’s quest for a solitary life in the woods falls apart when a masked killer appears at her window.

“Counselor: Chapter 2”

As the Lambert family recovers from their son’s recent possession by evil spirits, Renai realizes that her husband is battling some demons of his own.


In another adaptation of a King novel, a man kills his wife to prevent her from selling their farm. However, her murder has disturbing consequences for the family.


A group of friends, whose cyberbullying resulted in the suicide of a classmate, try to uncover the identity of an online stalker who wants to make them pay.


After a nurse downloads an app that predicts the user’s time of death, she has three days to change her fate while being haunted by a mysterious figure.

“The Wretched One”

A teenage boy finds himself in a battle with the evil spirit of an ancient witch, who has possessed a family member who lives next door.

“The boy”

When a nanny is hired by a couple to look after their son, she is shocked to learn that the child she will be looking after is a doll. After failing to follow the couple’s instructions, disturbing events lead her to believe the doll is alive.

“Brahms: The Boy II”

The sequel follows a family moving into a new home, where their son discovers a doll named Brahms and develops a bond with the evil living toy.

“The Bye Bye Man”

“Don’t say it, don’t think it!” These are the only words that may help three college students survive a visit from the Bye Bye Man after they unwittingly unleash the supernatural killer.


The Netflix original tells the story of a brother and sister who fake their expertise in the paranormal and get a job at a haunted estate, where evil spirits turn out to be terrifyingly real.

Penny, Janet and Margaret Hodgson have spoken about their family’s 1977 haunting in recent years. Above: Actors Frances O’Connor, Madison Wolfe and Lauren Esposito play them in a scene from “The Conjuring 2.”
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